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Community/Public Services news & information for Costa de la Luz

Spanish military boat accompanies Open Arms to Lampedusa
Society Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Spanish military boat accompanies Open Arms to Lampedusa

A SPANISH Armed Forces boat is accompanying the migrant rescue craft to the Italian island of Lampedusa where the 90 refugees who remain on board are due to disembark. Defence minister Margarita Robles has expressed her...

Mercadona creates adapted child seat in trolley at mum's request
Society Sat, May 18, 2019

Mercadona creates adapted child seat in trolley at...

A MUM from the province of Cádiz who said 'every shopping trip was an odyssey' has managed to convince Mercadona supermarkets to fit disabled seats for children in their trolleys, available upon request....

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz
Society Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz

STUNNED bathers on a beach in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz province) watched as a raftload of migrants docked on the sands yesterday (Sunday). The jerry-built and barely-seaworthy craft rowed ashore onto the La...

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of Gibraltar
Society Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of...

RAFTS carrying over 40 migrants have been intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar and 149 Africans rescued, the coastguard revealed this morning (Sunday). Five barely-seaworthy sailing boats were spotted between 05.00...

Mother of lone baby on African toy boat traced
Society Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Mother of lone baby on African toy boat traced

THE mother of a 10-month-old baby who travelled to Spain alone on a toy boat from Morocco has been traced. She and the infant's father reportedly became involved in a confrontation with border police on the coast of...

Gib tug-of-war: 'Commuter pass', extra lane and biometric 'passport swiping' machines to cut border queues
Society Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gib tug-of-war: 'Commuter pass', extra lane and...

WORKERS who live in Spain and have jobs in Gibraltar may be able to acquire a pass to allow them to get past border controls more quickly. Andalucía tax authorities say the 'red' lane, for people travelling...

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